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Led ZeppelinCoda (super deluxe edition box set) ... LP
Swan Song, 1982. Sealed 2LP + 3CD Box Set (reissue)... $99.99
The title's an apt one – given that the record was the end of the tremendous run of records from Led Zeppelin – issued after the death of legendary drummer John Bomham – but the set's also way more than just an endpoint, as many of the tracks return to the group's beginning – and bring back unheard sounds from early 70s sessions! There's a nice criss-crossing of styles here – from the rawness of the earliest records, to the refined complexity of the mid 70s – and the album's way more than just an afterthought to the catalog – and is filled with great cuts that include the Bonham showpiece "Bonzo's Montreux", plus "We're Gonna Groove", "Poor Tom", "I Can't Quit You Baby". "Wearing And Tearing", and "Ozone Baby". 3LP set features 15 more bonus tracks – including "Four Hands Four Sticks", "Friends (Bombay Orchestra)", "St Tristan's Sword (rough mix)", "We're Gonna Groove (alt mix)", "If It Keeps On Raining (rough mix)", "Baby Come On Home", "Walter's Walk (rough mix)", "Travelling Riverside Blues (BBC session)", "Hey Hey What Can I Do", and "Poor Tom (instrumental mix)". The extra stuff is really amazing – almost worth the record for the two Bombay Orchestra tracks, which mix Indian music in with a Led Zep groove – and the excellent instrumental of "Poor Tom". LP, Vinyl record album

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John MayallMoving On ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good- ... $7.99
Bill Cosby introduces this hip little live set from the John Mayall group – which is fitting, as there's definitely a bit of an LA groove on the set! Mayall's still in very bluesy territory, but he also gets some great soul jazz support too – from players who include Charles Owens on flute and soprano sax, Ernie Watts on tenor, and even the great Fred Jackson on baritone! Keef Hartley adds in some mighty heavy drums, but the group's further expanded by even more American players too – including Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Freddie Robinson on guitar – both players who definitely leave their mark on the set. There's some great electric piano too – and titles include the classic "Keep Our Country Green" – plus "Christmas 71", "Things Go Wrong", "Do It", "Moving On", "Red Sky", "Reasons", "High Pressure Living", and "Worried Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a promo sticker.)

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John MayallTen Years Are Gone ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Very groovy work from John Mayall – a double-length set from the early 70s, featuring some great help from American soul jazz musicians! The group here is small, and the lineup features Red Holloway on saxes, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Freddy Robinson on guitar, and Sugarcane Harris on violin – all in a mode that has plenty of Mayall's familiar blues, but which also takes on some jazzier inflections too! The vibe's a bit like some of Sugarcane's albums of the time – rootsy in the rhythms, but tighter on instrumentation, with an occasional dose of funk – thanks to heavy drums from Keef Hartley, the only UK player who seems to be working on the date besides Mayall. Titles include "California Campground", "Drifting", "Driving Till The Break Of Day", "Don't Hang Me Up", "I Still Care", "Burning Sun", "Sitting Here Thinking", and "Dark Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cut corner, and a name in marker. Labels have a name in marker.)

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John Mayall's Blues BreakersDiary Of A Band Vol 2 ... CD
Deram, 1967. Used ... $6.99
A definite diary of this unique British combo of the 60s – and a set that's arguably one of the band's bluesiest to date! The set features live recordings from 1967 – most very long and stretched-out, with a feel that's arguably even more rootsy than any American blues of the time – an possibly even more so than some of Mayall's earlier records too! The looseness of the performances really unlocks some new sounds in the group – and given the experimentation and intensity of some of these tracks, it's easy to see why they were such an important force at the time. Mick Taylor serves up some great guitar solos – and other players include Dick Heckstall-Smith and Chris Mercer on saxes, plus Keef Hartley on drums. Titles include "Local Boy Makes Good", "The Train", "Crying Shame", "Help Me", and "Blues In B flat". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Neon PhilharmonicBrilliant Colors – The Complete Warner Bros Recordings (Moth Confesses/Neon Philharmonic/singles) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 18.98
A pair of amazing albums – and a huge amount of bonus material too – all from one of the coolest groups on Warner Brothers at the end of the 60s! First up is the record The Moth Confesses – one of our favorite albums ever from the genius moment of late 60s Warner Brothers – a set we'd rank right up there next to our favorites by Van Dyke Parks and Harper's Bizarre! The set's billed as a "phonograph opera", written by Tupper Saussy – and it's served up with these fantastic arrangements that are ambitious, but nicely handled, too – with lots of groovy currents that keep the whole thing far from soppier territory of cats like Rod McKuen, and always done with that great sense of wit that makes this Warner era so great! There's definitely a few tuneful tracks that could spin as Sunshine Pop hits – but the whole thing's really better taken as a whole, as the way everything comes together with a sense of mood and tone is completely sublime – really a lost aesthetic, and one that deserves new discovery all these many years later. Titles include "Morning Girl", "Brilliant Colors", "Little Sparrow", "The Last Time I Saw Jacqueline", "Cowboy", and "The New Life Out There". Next Is Neon Philharmonic – the second sublime album from Neon Philharmonic – and one that seems to go even deeper than the first in its blend of ambitious musical themes and mature lyrical ideas! The presentation here is even more symphonic than on the first record – but at a level that's never soppy or sleepy – as there's a gentle groove on most tracks, loping around in these really lovely modes that make the tunes sparkle and glisten with the best sort of late 60s Warner Brothers wit! There's this wonderful mix of longing, nostalgia, and a kind of new vision for post-60s adulthood to the record – very hard to describe, but completely wonderful – at once completely heartfelt, but also with a great sense of distance on itself. Titles include "Long John The Pirate", "Do You Remember Dresden", "You Lied", "Forever Hold Your Peace", "Harry", and the wonderful "F Scott Fitzgerald & William Shakespeare". The 22 bonus tracks are especially amazing – rare singles, b-sides, and even some radio spots too – a huge amount of added genius from this incredible group. Bonus titles include "Letters Crossing", "Jody", "Better Times", "A Little Love", "Flowers For Your Pillow", "Snow", "Clouds", "To Be Continued", and "Keep The Faith In Me". CD

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✨✧ StrayAll In Your Mind – The Transatlantic Years 1970 to 1974 (Stray/Suicide/Saturday Morning Pictures/Mudanzas/Move It/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99
The mighty lost legacy of Stray – an overlooked UK hard rock outfit of the early 70s – presented here in a package that includes all their five albums, plus a full CD of rare material too! These guys have a riffing dexterity that should have won them guitar hero praise of years to come – and drummer Ritchie Cole is a monster on the kit – right up there with John Bonham or Keith Moon for the way he can both be complex yet keep things moving completely forward – providing a fantastic foil for the soaring vocals of Steve Gadd (not to be confused with the American jazz drummer of the same name.) There's a tightness here that matches the intensity of Thin Lizzy at their early 70s best – and clearly these guys can handle their instruments enough to really stretch out in a proggy way if they want, but instead choose wisely to keep things close to the chest. CD set features five full albums, plus 13 more bonus tracks from singles, and a few demos too – plus a huge set of notes on the band and their music. CD

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VariousGreat Koonaklaster Speaks – A John Fahey Celebration ... CD
Table Of The Elements, 2007. Used ... $6.99
Music from Jack Rose, Greg Malcolm, Ben Vida, Sir Richard Bishop, Michael Hurley, No Neck Blues Band, Lichens, Badgerlore, R Keenan Lawler, Pumice & David Daniell. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD

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✨✧ MotorheadMotorhead ... LP
Chiswick (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In case you think you stumbled upon the wrong record, these guys are the legendary Motorhead – and on this groundbreaking debut, they play straightforward rock and roll! This is pre-Ace Of Spades Motorhead – groundwork-paving, gnarly, primitive and incendiary Motorhead – too loud and fast for mainstream rockers, too menacing for fancy lads of all stripes – too gutteral and nasty even for most early metal fans – the world just didn't know what to make of Lemmy & Co – but they'd catch up, eventually! Titles include "Motorhead", "Vibrator", "Lost Johnny", "Iron Horse/Born To Lose", "White Line Fever", "Keepers On The Road", our second favorite version of "Train Kept A Rollin'" (sorry, Aerosmith), and "The Watcher". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ StereolabDots & Loops ... CD
Elektra, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stereolab at a creative peak! Dots & Loops continues their long running 90s win streak – here balancing their ever present love for bubbling analog synth and breezy vintage electronics with a more strongly assured knack for delivering brilliant beginning-to-end excellent albums. The band is as great as ever, featuring tracks recorded right here in Chicago with John McIntire, and with some guest work by Sean O'Hagan of the High Llama, plus Jan St Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse On Mars. The set's got a beautiful subdued quality to it, but it's also so expertly layered that you'll always here something new, as long as you keep coming back to it. Titles include "Brakhage", "Rainbo Conversation", "Refractions In The Plastic Pulse", "Diagonals", and "Prisoners Of Mars". CD
(Out of print. Booklet is slightly wrinkled.)

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✨✧ Johnny CashAmerican II – Unchained ... CD
American, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
Johnny Cash's great second album for Rick Rubin and American Recordings – continuing his late career resurgence with album stands strongly against his finest LPs of any era! American II smartly carries on with the stark, haunting vibe of American Recordings – but rather than following the solo acoustic template of that one, Cash is backed by members of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, who smartly take it easy and let Cash's voice and spiritual authority carry the day. Again, Rubin's production masterstroke was to keep it raw and real, but having a smart, sympathetic group of musicians backing Johnny was a smart, progressive next step after the solo acoustic American Recordings. Includes another ingenious mix of covers and originals, including "Rowboat", "Rusty Cage", "Sea Of Heartbreak", "Memories Are Made Of This", "Mean Eyed Cat", "Kneeling Drunkard's Plea", "Unchained", 'I've Been Everywhere", "Meet Me In Heaven" and more. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousHangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Country music is no stranger to the prison walls – not just because big stars like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and David Allen Coe were all incarcerated at one time – but also because the theme of time in jail was a standard in the music, almost from the very start! This totally excellent set – put together by the same folks who gave us Hillbillies In Hell – skips the early years of country/prison songs, and picks up right during the early days of rock and roll – a time when hard living was harder than ever, and themes of incarceration were a well-established part of the country scene. Most of the numbers here are straight country tunes, but with a very dark edge – and they're mixed with some rawer rockers that really keep things interesting – as does the overall presentation of the music. Titles include a great version of the Harlan Howard-penned, Johnny Cash-popularized "The Wall", sung by Freddie Hart – plus "Jailer Jailer" by Jim Carter, "Crash Out" by Jaycee Hill, "Sixteen Hundred Miles" by Dee Mullins, "The Ballad of Carl Chessman" by Ronnie Hawkins, "Caryl Chessman" by Country Johnny Mathis, "The Chair" by Marty Robbins, "Run" by Stonewall Jackson", "Twelve Years On Death Row" by Hoyle Miller", "Ball & Chain" by Tommy Faile, "I Always Did Like Leavenworth" by George Kent, "The Eyes Of Death" by Danny Dill, "I Got Stripes" by Howard Crockett, "21 Miles To Lake Charles Prison" by Johnny Paycheck, and "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle by Porter Wagoner. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD

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✨✧ StereolabDots & Loops ... LP
Elektra/1972, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stereolab at a creative peak! Dots & Loops continues their long running 90s win streak – here balancing their ever present love for bubbling analog synth and breezy vintage electronics with a more strongly assured knack for delivering brilliant beginning-to-end excellent albums. The band is as great as ever, featuring tracks recorded right here in Chicago with John McIntire, and with some guest work by Sean O'Hagan of the High Llama, plus Jan St Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse On Mars. The set's got a beautiful subdued quality to it, but it's also so expertly layered that you'll always here something new, as long as you keep coming back to it. Titles include "Brakhage", "Rainbo Conversation", "Refractions In The Plastic Pulse", "Diagonals", and "Prisoners Of Mars". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lennon & Yoko OnoUnfinished Music No 1 – Two Virgins ... CD
Apple/Ryko, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to the Fluxus movement than anything that John did before! In other words, if you dig the song "Revolution #9" on The White Album, you'll find a lot to love here – and all these many years later, the whole thing maybe is even better than before, away from the gooey love story behind it! CD
(Out of print.)

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MotorheadMotorhead (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chiswick (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About October 27, 2017
In case you think you stumbled upon the wrong record, these guys are the legendary Motorhead – and on this groundbreaking debut, they play straightforward rock and roll! This is pre-Ace Of Spades Motorhead – groundwork-paving, gnarly, primitive and incendiary Motorhead – too loud and fast for mainstream rockers, too menacing for fancy lads of all stripes – too gutteral and nasty even for most early metal fans – the world just didn't know what to make of Lemmy & Co – but they'd catch up, eventually! Titles include "Motorhead", "Vibrator", "Lost Johnny", "Iron Horse/Born To Lose", "White Line Fever", "Keepers On The Road", our second favorite version of "Train Kept A Rollin'" (sorry, Aerosmith), and "The Watcher". CD

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✨✧ Creedence Clearwater RevivalBayou Country (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Fantasy, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Creedence Clearwater Revival may not have actually been born on the bayou – they were long-timers in the San Francisco scene of the 60s – but they do a hell of a job of reinventing swamp rock on this second stunning album! The quartet are a masterpiece of spare, unbridled power – the tremendous guitar and vocals of John Fogerty, strong rhythm guitar support of brother Tom, driving drums of Doug Clifford, and rolling bass of Stu Cook – all forged into a sound that's maybe more perfectly a summation of the blend of blues, funk, rock, and soul than some of the groups of the south were turning out at the time. Tracks include the huge hits "Born On The Bayou" and "Proud Mary" – sitting nicely alongside even more compelling numbers like "Bootleg", "Graveyard Train", "Penthouse Pauper", and "Keep On Chooglin". CD

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✨✧ VariousWarner Soft Rock Nuggets Vol 3 – Birthday Morning ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing "soft" about the nuggets in this great little collection – as all the tracks here are the cream of the crop of the late 60s pop scene in the US – not super-huge hits, but instead some overlooked gems that definitely warrant the "nuggets" in the title! Most of the work here is from the Warner/Atlantic catalog – but there's also some nice bits from other labels too – and the collection focuses on the warm, breezy, completely sublime sounds that have come to be known as Sunshine Pop over the years – music that's well-produced, but very personal too – and which often has a quality that's a bit deeper than the usual oldies radio material from the time. As usual with most Japanese collections we love so much, the track selection is ultra-hip, and also includes some rare 45-only titles – with two dozen tracks in all, a good number of which we might not have heard otherwise. Titles on this third volume include "Morning Girl" by Neon Philharmonic, "Finders Keepers" by Salt Water Taffy, "If You Don't Want My Love" by Robert John, "All This" by Anita Kerr Singers, "Take My Hand" by Lee Mallory, "Sit Down I Think I Love You" by Mojo Men, "There Is Nothing More To Say" by The Millennium, "Small Talk" by Harpers Bizarre, "It's Sunday" by Sunshine Company, "Someday Man" by Paul Williams, "Hurting Each Other" by Ruby & The Romantics, "I Keep It Hid" by The Vogues, "Lady Love" by Dino Desi & Billy, "Mad" by Harpers Bizarre, "Ain't Gonna Lie" by Keith, "Birthday Morning" by The Association, and "When The Summer Is Through" by The Happenings. CD

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Peggy MarchIf You Loved Me – RCA Recordings From Around The World 1963 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Peggy March is a singer with a surprisingly varied career – an artist that most folks know for only her early little girl pop fame – but one who went onto record a very unusual range of sounds as the 60s moved on! RCA was her label, and while she never hit the heights of the charts after her early hit, the company was more than committed to allowing Peggy's sound to grow and flourish – especially on the international scene, where she not only recorded tracks in other languages, but also picked up new non-American songs, and served up very cool English-language versions! This set really does a great job of moving past the early stuff, and looking at this lost later legacy of March's music – sounds that we'd easily compare to the hipper 60s material by Jackie DeShannon, even though Peggy didn't write her own material. The range of studio talents really keeps things interesting – there's even one track arranged by Ennio Morricone – and titles include "He's Back Again", "If You Loved Me", "He Couldn't Care Less", "Watch What You Do With My Baby", "Johnny Cool", "Kilindini Docks", "Eh Bravo", "Passo Su Passo", "Too Long Away", "Wasurenaiwa", "Ne Joue Pas Les Enfants", "He Couldn't Care Less", "This Heart Wasn't Made To Kick Around", "Can't Stop Thinkin About Him", and "Fool Fool Fool". CD

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VibratorsEpic Years 1976 to 1978 (Pure Mania/V2/In Session At The BBC/Live At The Marquee 1977/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Epic/Anagram (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $18.99
A huge document of this early UK punk group – in a special set that includes their first two albums, BBC material, a live set, and even bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Pure Mania – the first and best album by the Vibrators, a band that maybe can't really be considered as first wave punk in the purest sense – but who still made a helluva punky racket all the same! The professional studio sheen and lack of angry politics of the record sets Mania apart from some of the more influential albums that came in the months before and after – but the energy on the record is maybe right up there with the best by the Damned, and the group's approach helped set the wheels in motion for the far less hostile new wave scene that was on the way – which then, in turn, helped transform the larger world of rock in the process. Was there ever a better year for stripped down, punchy rock than 1977? Tracks include "Into The Future", "Yeah Yeah Yeah", "Sweet Sweet Heart", "Keep It Clean", "Baby Baby", "Petrol", "London Girls", "Wrecked On You", and more. Next is Vibrators 2, from the following year – a set that still really holds onto all the short sharp shock of the group's debut – and which also never lets the major label setting get in the way of the loud and fast drums and guitars! There's a vibe here that really paves the way for countless UK imitators to come – and at times, there's almost a bit of a Jam sort of catchiness to some of the tunes. Titles include "Automatic Lover", "Public Enemy No 1", "Destroy", "Nazi Baby", "War Zone", "Sulphate", "24 Hour People", and "Troops Of Tomorrow". CD3 features 18 BBC recordings from 1976 through 1978 – three John Peel shows, and one Old Grey Whistle Test performance! Last CD features a smoking live set from the summer of 1977 – 19 tracks, recorded live at the Marquee! Box also features notes – and bonus tracks include live versions of "Stiff Little Fingers" and "London Girls" – plus "Automatic Lover (single)", "Judy Says", and "Pushing Too Hard". CD

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VariousHello Everyone – Popsike Sparks From Denmark Street 1968 to 1970 ... CD
Spark/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Rare gems from the late 60s UK Spark label – a small imprint founded by the Southern Music publishing company, as their own outlet for some of the cool compositions in their catalog! Many of these tracks were recorded in the basement of the company's London offices – often by the same rough groups of musicians, which means that there's a nicely unified feel to the songs – even while the individual artists are trying to take off in a lots of cool new directions with their vocals and performances. The mode is nicely trippy at times – not all-out psych, but with lots of cool production touches on both the vocals and instrumentation, which really keeps things interesting. The package features 27 tracks in all – most of which we'd never heard before – along with rich notes on this unique slice of late 60s Brit rock. Titles include "Hello Everyone" by Sir Ching I, "Room At The Top Of The Stairs" by Timothy Blue, "The Devil Rides Out" by Icarus, "Digger" by The New Generation, "You're Still Mine" by The Eggy, "Cherrywood Green" by Just William, "Heartbreaker" by The Baby, "The Wall" by The Fruit Machine, "The Old Iron Bell" by Gene Latter, "Midsummer" Dreaming" by John Carter & Russ Alquist, and a stunning version of "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" by Eartha Kitt. CD

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VariousSeafaring Strangers – Private Yacht ... LP
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 29.98
That's Seafaring Strangers, not to be confused with the rootsy vibe of the Wayfaring Strangers on a similarly-named Numero Group series – as these guys are playing tightly-crafted sounds that soar to the mainstream – with a vibe that's obviously classy enough to get them admission to somebody's private yacht! And yet, in keeping with the Numero spirit, all of the music here is pretty darn obscure – pulled from obscure 70s records that were created in the shadow of major label AOR – all music that aimed for the smooth, jazzy vibe of bigger records by artists like Steely Dan or Boz Scaggs – but never got any sort of wide-label release! The quality of the work here is wonderful – homegrown and personal, but put together in a way that's really sharp – showing that even if you love AOR, you don't have to stick to the big labels to find your treasures. In true Numero fashion, the whole thing comes with detailed notes, which show a lot of research into the music – and the fact that the whole thing was hardly an accident in the way that it came together. Titles include "Aquaintances", "Your Burning Love" by Steps, "Give Me Your Love" by Paul Skyland, "Dance Of Love" by Calvin Johnson, "One More Time" by Salty Miller, "Wrap Myself Up In Your Love" by Jim Spencer, "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Michael Miglio, "Please Analyze" by AJ Loria, "Sailing" by Gary Marks, "To Be Lonely" by Country Comfort, and "Back To The Streets" by Rudy Norman. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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